The Bestselling Books of the Last One Hundred Years: 1997

We started at 1918, bringing you the bestselling books of the last one hundred years. Today we start a new decade, as we countdown to the end of a century and a millennia with 1997!

1997 saw Hong Kong gain independence, scientists cloned Dolly the Sheep, Tim McVeigh was found guilty on terrorism charges in the US, and the Heaven’s Gate cult mass suicide shocked the world.

Among all that, there were plenty of books published and read too, and today we’re featuring the bestselling novels of 1997, and some that didn’t make the list but have stood the test of time.

The Partner – John Grisham

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Cold Mountain – Charles Frazier

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The Ghost – Danielle Steel

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The Ranch – Danielle Steel

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Special Delivery – Danielle Steel

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Unnatural Exposure – Patricia Cornwell

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Best Laid Plans – Sidney Sheldon

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Pretend You Don’t See Her – Mary Higgins Clarke

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Cat & Mouse – James Patterson

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The Hornet’s Nest – Patricia Cornwell

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1997 also saw the release of George RR Martins’s Game of Thrones, and American Pastoral by Philip Roth.

We’ll continue this series right through to 2018, keep an eye out for 1998, coming soon!

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